Its been 5 days of MAKING THE SHIFT with the new program SHIFT SHOP and I gotta say-feeling like a brand new baby challenger again just starting out has me feeling all the feels!!!
When I committed to the 21-day fix over 3 years ago i was 100% COMMITTED – following my meal plans, measuring my foods, avoiding the temptations and just staying focused. Once I met my “goal weight” I got more lenient.
Arguably – Rightfully so…but then I got comfortable. And 2 pounds here and 3 there started to add up.
And while my focus is not on the scale and more so on how I FEEL it was rippling into other areas and I am PROUD to say I AM BACK IN MY GROOVE!!!
One thing I used to have DAILY was a salad for lunch. I’m not talking plain chicken and lettuce. A loaded, filling, FUN and different salad to help me get in the greens and really fuel up on good foods and with salads a part of the daily lunch plan in week 1 of SHIFT SHOP – I fell back into where I started.
WHAT YOU NEED:
1 cup romaine/spinach
1/2 cup carrots
6oz grilled chicken (rotisserie also works well!)
1/2 cup steamed edamame
2 tbs almond slivers
Dressing of choice
(If you’re following the Shift Shop meal plan or Portion Fix nutrition system this would be: 1.5 greens, 1 red, 1 yellow, 1/2 blue, 1 orange)
WHAT TO DO:
Combine the lettuce/spinach, carrots and chicken in a large bowl and chop (I find using the Pampered Chef Salad Choppers makes it a BREEZE!!!)
Add any additional toppings and dressing. Continue to chop
Top with almonds and edamame and ENJOY!!!
If you’re interested in learning more about the SHIFT SHOP workout program or tips on clean eating, meal planning, prep and accountability – fill out the form below!!!
And tomorrow launches DAY 1 of my first ever TEST GROUP and an incredible opportunity to make a SHIFT in myself and challenge myself to new possibilities!
I am honored to start this next chapter in my health and fitness journey and I am EXCITED to share more with my friends, followers and my team as I embark in this BRAND new program – available to the public later this year!
The key to success is no doubt in the nutrition and I am pumped to share my WEEK 1 SHIFT SHOP meal plan!
In all honesty, I’ve been riding the struggle bus for longer than I would like to admit and I am in dire NEED to snap out of it, break that sugar cycle and get back to feeling like ME – and I know this is my ticket!
Although I am a coach, I need accountability just as much as everyone else! And I am counting on my challengers and fellow test group participants to hold me to it – to help me along – to share ideas and to STAY ON TRACK!
Click here to learn more about THE SHIFT SHOP and how you can be a part of my LAUNCH party in July when it is released or simply fill out the form below!!!
Until then you can follow me as I share as much as I can about this program, my progress, my feedback and my RESULTS as I complete 2 back to back rounds of this program!
Ready to rebuild your body? Reinvent your life? With the SHIFT SHOP, in only 3 weeks, you can lose up to 10 pounds — and go from where you are now to where you want to be and yours truly will be paving the way as I get the opportunity to participate in the beta test group before the program is available to the public July 2017!!!
The SHIFT SHOP is a ramp-up fitness program. Chris makes it easy for you to start. Then he gradually increases the intensity of the cardio and strength-training workouts week by week — all while refining your nutrition. Plus, he makes it a lot of fun.
This is your shift. The one you’ve been talking about. You can do this.
If you’re interested in being one of the first to complete this program upon its release in July 2017 – fill out the form below and I’ll be sure to keep you posted on launch information and details as they come available!
“Good food, good times good people. Life is too short for anything else.”
I left the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana yesterday with a relaxed mind and grateful heart.
This was the THIRD Success Club trip my husband and I have earned since becoming a coach 3 years ago but each one provides a gentle reminder of how grateful I am that just 3 short years ago I followed my gut feeling – became a coach – instilled BELIEF in myself and JUST JUMPED! And we have truly NEVER looked back!
Big picture – we EARNED this trip because of the success my coaching business achieved in 2016 for HELPING other PEOPLE reach THEIR health and fitness GOALS.
What started as a way to get a discount on my Shakeology grew to sharing this opportunity with my close friends and family and has transpired into helping HUNDREDS of women & families all around the US and Canada and I’m no where near finished.
I’ve been going on 3 trips annually through coaching – one in each the Spring, Summer and Fall.
The fall one which is earned and geared towards leadership.
And this one in the Spring is earned and limited to a select number of coaches.
While each have their own purpose and involve a combo of work and play this one is really geared towards celebrating your own successes and mingling with other coaches. And that is just what we did!
Our 5 days included a mix of US time and TEAM time and NETWORKING time. All with their own defined purpose and enjoyed to no end!
The one thing I never realized I was getting when I joined this business was the FAMILY you become a part of.
I love our team culture and the women I have grown to know, love and vacation with!
We enjoyed lots of time by the pool, listening to the waves crash, cruising the open waters on a Catamaran and mingling with our friends at the welcome and closing ceremonies.
But let’s be real – you can’t have a Team Beachbody trip without some killer workout sessions!
Both Autumn Calabrese & our brand new super trainer, Chris Downing joined us here on this trip and led group workouts each morning.
Autumn did a variety of workouts from her programs, 21-day Fix & Hammer & Chisel and Chris gave us some sneak peeks into the new program coming soon – SHIFT SHOP.
I love all live workouts but the fact that I get to participate in the EXCLUSIVE test group starting May 8th and get to complete it before it available to public drew my focus and excitement through the roof.
His style is so incredibly MOTIVATING and well, the workouts make you WORK! They’re different and all moves include a modifier so they really appeal to a large audience!!!
I can already tell that this program is going to take the fitness world by STORM this summer and I cannot wait to share my results as I progress through!
Here’s another live look into one of other workouts we did during the trip!
And just like at home, we were able to wrap up the workout sessions with our superfood shakeo – stationed all over the lobby after each workout!
This trips are always a great reminder to follow your heart and live your life doing something you LOVE. I love what I do and who I do it for and I truly cannot imagine what my life would look like today – If I hadn’t decided to take this road less traveled, join an MLM business and become my own CEO.
Maybe you’re reading this thinking “okay, you love your job good for you” and you’re going to move on and read something else about someone else and it won’t cause a second thought.
But maybe – just MAYBE you’re reading this and thinking WOW – this could be ME. I know it could be ME and I want it to be ME!
And if you fall into the later – then we should chat!
We’re expanding INTERNATIONALLYsoon– and I know we have only begun to leave our footprint on this world.
I have a vision and I’m looking for others to join me on this crazy ride.
Its not for EVERYONE but it is for ANYONE who is willing to put the time in and work with passion, heart and hustle.
I’m hosting a LIVE business opportunity call on Sunday April 30th – you can JOIN HERE and learn more about what it is exactly that we do!!!
But if you’re reading this after the date above – its still not too late! Fill out the form below and I’ll share more information with you about my next Sneak Peek opportunity!
Just think: Where could you take your future if you were provided with an opportunity that was limitless?
On a quarterly basis groups of people gather around the US & Canada to share in the upcoming news and announcements related to the future of Team Beachbody.
This alone is exciting and a great REASON to get together.
Its a time to network, re-energize and remember WHY we do what we do but this event had a special twist.
We, the Pittsburgh Market Council, had the privilege of hosting a sold out crowd at Heinz Field with special guest, Celebrity Super Trainer — TONY HORTON.
I’ve met Tony at other Team Beachbody events but this one was special. It was different and UNIQUE.
We didn’t just get a LIVE 22 Minute Hard Corps workout but we got TONY – raw, unfiltered, and sharing HIS story – past, present and where he’s going – where Team Beachbody is taking him/us – in the future.
It was the perfect way to kick off an incredible event and I was blessed to have several of my team members with me!
I love the fact that I have the opportunity to build my business ONLINE – at my convenience and with the freedom and flexibility of MOMprenuer life…but gosh nothing beats getting to see all these incredible ladies IN PERSON!
After we got our sweat on…we got the juicy updates coming soon and whether you’re a coach, customer or neither one – YET – this was exciting!!!
—- UP first:
TWO new Shakeology flavors are launching APRIL 10th! We currently have 5 regular flavor options: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, cafe latte and greenberry with two vegan options: vegan chocolate and tropical strawberry. Sure – lots of variety but as someone who has an intolerance to DAIRY I was beyond excited when I found out the two new options are VEGAN flavors
Vegan Cafe Latte and Vegan Vanilla are now part of the Shakeology options which was SUPER exciting for me and my fellow dairy avoiding friends!
There are also – TWO – new programs coming soon! And guess what?!?! If you have the ALL ACCESS – you will automatically unlock these programs upon the release dates!!!
Ready to rebuild your body? Reinvent your life? With the SHIFT SHOP, in only 3 weeks, you can lose up to 10 pounds — and go from where you are now to where you want to be.
The SHIFT SHOP is the first Beachbody program from our newest Super Trainer, Chris Downing. He’s an elite functional fitness trainer who specializes in helping anyone — regardless of weight, size, or age — get into amazing shape fast.
The SHIFT SHOP is a ramp-up fitness program. Chris makes it easy for you to start. Then he gradually increases the intensity of the cardio and strength-training workouts week by week — all while refining your nutrition. Plus, he makes it a lot of fun.
Week 1, Chris uses shorter, 25-minute workouts that’ll help you stay focused and committed. And you’ll be eating a healthy balance of carbs, protein, and fat.
Week 2, just as your body adapts to the workouts, Chris increases their length to 35 minutes. Plus, you’ll cut back on the starchy carbs, while revving up the proteins and veggies.
Week 3, it all comes together. Seven days of higher-intensity workouts, while eating clean. This is your grand finale.
And there’s even a modifier you can follow, so you can always get through all the moves, and still get a great workout.
What can you expect after 3 weeks in the shop? Nothing but results. Your body should be leaner, faster, stronger. And because Chris will be shifting you toward a healthier mindset as well, you’ll be able to build on these accomplishments for the rest of your life.
Get ready to party, sweat, and celebrate becoming the new you every time you press play. Expect to have lots of fun with feel good party tunes, an incredible group of ladies of all shapes and sizes, and motivation from your biggest cheerleader and trainer, Leandro. With 4 cardio-dance routines and 2 body-sculpting workouts, Leandro teaches you easy-to-follow moves, step-by-step. And the best part? He picked songs that will make you want to move and groove to the new version of you. Hello 80s biggest HITS!
Coming May 16th, we’re launching YOUv2!
This program is geared towards women who want a fun dance-inspired workout that’s easy to follow, fitness beginners, women who have never really worked out or haven’t in a long time, women who want to begin a life-changing journey to look and feel better, women who want to lose weight but don’t like strict programs or diets.
BONUS: It’s doable no matter how much weight you have to lose and it also includes a KID VERSION as well!!!
If you would like to be on the list to be the first to know when either one of these programs are launching email: MAEGANBLINKA@GMAIL.COM and put the name of the workout program in the subject line!!!
Words cannot explain how amazing it was to be at this event and reflect on what has changed in my life as a result of joining Beachbody just one year ago!!! From someone sitting in the audience with an open mind simply learning 3 years ago – to someone who is able to take the stage and share and spread the word about a comapny with such an INCREDIBLE mission…it just never gets old!!! Its an incredible feeling to have MY OWN team members travel to make the trip and to just be a part of something so big and so powerful… and I am forever grateful!
One decision I made when I left the event was to SHARE this opportunity with as many people as possible! Our role as a coach is to HELP others live a HEALTHIER more fulfilling life.
That’s not a trend – and its not going anywhere – and there are MILLIONS who need us!!!
SAVE THE DATE: Our next event will be held on or around September 23rd – additional details TBD – but we would love to see you there!
You can email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be on my mailing list!!!
If you have been considering coaching OR if you want to simply ask me some questions OR if you know you are now ready TO TAKE THAT LEAP and join my growing team, then fill out the application below.
I am looking for positive, motivated, and driven people who aren’t afraid of a challenge and who love being part of a TEAM – a FAMILY!!!
On a recent trip through downtown, as we approached the noteworthy views of the Pittsburgh city skyline my daughter exclaimed “Look mommy your old work building” – and she turned to Colt and shared “Mommy used to work there but she didn’t get to see me very much”
And while that comment half tugged at my heart strings and left me filled with guilt – because I did in fact MISS the majority of her first two years of life – it also was a gentle reminder…to give gratitude that many years ago – I followed my heart.
I left my career behind with no back up plan so I could be a more present mom than I had been the two years prior and a just a year after that found this opportunity.
I didn’t realize it then but looking back I now BELIEVE this opportunity was INTENTIONALLY placed in front of me because this is where I am meant to be.
I was a working mom THEN and I am a working mom NOW…but its different.
The career of coaching was never something I sought.
I had no idea the term “network marketing company” even existed but that’s what I joined…I signed up and I have never looked back.
3 years in – and I am leading a top team in the entire COMPANY – grateful that I followed my heart.
I ditched the desk job and took the road less traveled.
I traded in my suit pants for yoga pants.
And while my rise and grind time still starts at 5am – my days look much different than they did a few years ago.
It has taken many late nights and early mornings but I designed the life I love…
A life that led me to find a NEW FOUND passion in life
A life that allows me to continuously help others while always working on becoming a better version of myself
And a life that allows me to be PRESENT in the lives my family – of my children and with my husband.
I realize that this job isn’t for everyone but I learned a few years ago – that this glass slipper, or shall I say nike – FITS…so we roll with it.
If you don’t LOVE your career or the lifestyle you’re leading…only YOU have the power to make a change.
No one else can do the work for you.
And when in doubt…take the road less traveled. It’s never crowded
It was 3 years ago today that I ***GULP*** made it public and launched my “coaching business” to the world 🌎
I made a public post on social media INVITING my friends and family and followers to join me in this journey…a journey that was shaping and impacting my life in ways I never imagined but absolutely LOVED at the same time!!!
It was a request to commit to:
The accountability of a challenge group.
To replace one meal a day with Shakeology.
And too follow a fitness program…and to track/document/see how it could IMPACT them!
It started with one person.
Then the next month two.
Then the next month more and more…
And as I continuously SHARED what I was doing and the pride I had sharing my experiences with other women-and other moms-it began to grow.
As of today, I have had the honor of helping hundreds of people get started on their health and fitness journey and while I’m humbled to share that — I know it’s just a small dent in what I am capable of.
Finding balance amongst the madness isn’t always easy but that’s where I come in!!!
To help you-support you-be real with you and make sure that you don’t just say you’re going to make a change…but that you follow through!!!
My next online support and accountability group tips off March 20th.
Are you ready to join us?
Imagine where you will be in 1 or 3 or 6 or 12 months from now with consistency, support and positive change towards a healthy, balanced lifestyle 💗💗💗
*Must not already be a coach or working with another coach
I firmly believe in starting and finishing a workout program but I will quickly admit I have a bit of a workout program ADD.
So to adjust for my own balance I’ve been doing 4 week programs. Its enough for me to find my groove, keep some variety and then move on when I get too “comfortable” with the workouts. This is where the On Demand All Access is CLUTCH!!!
I completed the Masters Chisel program January/February (although my mono/bronchitis/ear infection issues caused the 4 weeks to span almost 7…) and I am in week 4 of 4 with PIYO with Core de Force up next as I countdown to our upcoming vacay to Punta Cana in April!
Here’s the workout outline and meal plan for this week
As you can see…I EAT with this plan…but its about the portions and frequency. I find having 5 smaller meals throughout the day keeps me consistently full and never STARVING nor over stuffed!
I do have some visitors this week which made having a PLAN ever more important.
And that’s exactly what this is – my GAME PLAN for the week. Can it change? Sure. And maybe we’ll swap the chicken and roast or my lunch one of the days but having a plan helps me get my groceries, waste less, and think less when dinner time rolls around!!!
I cook most food in bulk allowing for multiple meals and/or lunches.
Sunday I take some time to prep/chop/portion and do as much as I can.
For example – my peppers are chopped for my eggs, my berries are in one cup containers, the Turkey chili was prepped today, and the roast is already thawing in the crockpot along with a bag of carrots, potatoes and an onion so tomorrow I just pull from the fridge and plug in!
Maybe the cauliflower mash will be fried cauliflower. Turkey chili could easily be swapped for stuffed peppers…but again…its the PLAN that matters.
If you’re not used to meal planning or eating small frequent meals or eating “healthy” – it can be a challenge.
But you’re not alone in this journey!
As a coach I provide support and accountability to my clients to not just get STARTED but make a plan and EXECUTE it as it becomes a habit. Change is never easy but as someone who has been on both sides of this equation I can tell you..CHANGE is WORTH it.
My hopes by sharing this with you is that it inspires YOU to invest in YOU.
To put yourself first (yes YOU – you busy mama putting all your time into everyone else!!!) – and to take action towards your own health & fitness goals!
If you do not currently have a coach and would like to work with me please complete the application below and I’ll be in touch about my next accountability group!
A then random connection on social media – turned into a challenger in my challenge groups – turned into one of the most INSPIRATIONAL women I’ve ever met.
Cheryl has had an incredible journey and I am honored to share it today…
In November 2012 her right arm was amputated and miraculously saved and replanted. She has no bicep, 1/2 a tricep and limited use of her hand. She had lost 60 pounds and then started having surgeries again and gained 40 back.
She is someone who enjoys exercise but needed help to get going again. That’s where I came in!!!
She knew she couldn’t always do all the moves of all the programs but she was willing to get STARTED – TRY – and use the nutrition program and daily Shakeology to fuel her body.
She had struggled with emotional eating but found exercise fills that need and she began to THRIVE…
Here’s a bit from Cheryl in her own words:
“I’m Cheryl and have been participating in Maegan’s challenge groups for over a year. She asked me to share how participating in the groups have impacted my life.
First off, I was embarrassed about how I looked and where I let myself get to. That’s what was the catalyst for me reaching out to Maegan.
So I joined a challenge group and started drinking shakeology. I swallowed my pride and become vulnerable to the process she introduced me to and when I did I was received without judgement and got support ….. REAL support!
Daily atta girls when I checked in and posted. When I stumbled I received input on how to accept my slip and make it better next time…… tools for my continued success. I realized TOGETHER we are strong!
That’s why I still participate a year later; it’s the support and knowing I’m not alone. Knowing there’s somebody in the group who has been there, is there or will be there. By participating I get help but I give help by openly sharing my journey .
I’ve come a LONG way and still have a ways to go so I still habitually post my accountability sweaty selfie and check in about how my day went because the process WORKS!
74 pounds later I can say I’m proof!
I’m off the insulin, the blood pressure meds, the anxiety and depression meds….I’m HEALTHY, HAPPY and have met some amazing, supportive women who have my back….. all I had to do was get over myself and honestly give the process a chance.
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These stories are what FUEL my passion as a Health and Fitness Coach and what have propelled my business to where it is today.
The stories shared – the lives changed – the confidence gained – and passions shared…its POWERFUL and leaves an impact and footprint on all those who come across!
If you’re ready to make a change or to help others CHANGE their lives…fill out the form below and I will get back to you within 24 hours.
Some people come into your life and you may not know exactly why but once they’re there – you get it.
And you’re GRATEFUL.
A current and long time challenger of mine who has inspired me beyond words and has shown true dedication to herself for your family
“I’m Jen and I’ve struggled with weight my entire life. I did the yo-yo diets and even lost 90lbs unhealthily. I had a baby (now 12) and got married. Life was great. My life spiraled out of control February 8th 2008, I gained 100lbs shortly after my husband died. I lost my house, job and myself. Food and being lazy were my world!
I’ve tried losing weight no success I gained more. My boyfriend’s co-workers sister-in-law told me about BB and Shakeology, she said could help me get what I wanted. On September 2014 I joined my first challenge group, 21 Day fix I believe that’s when I was introduced to Maegan. I wasn’t sure what to expect. They said post how your day was, workouts, water, food and shake. I was like OK no one is gonna care what I have to say. Boy, was I wrong. I lost I think 12lbs and gained so much inspiration from this group. I joined every challenge group offered after that.
Wow, the overwhelming support you get from people you never met telling you great job or I understand…..meant the world to me. I now understand that I’m not alone in my journey and I can do this.
I look at these groups as a way to help myself when I feel like quiting and help others when I feel empowered. It’s a great way to share my concerns, struggles, recipes and just how I feel.
As of today I’ve lost 73lbs, it’s a slow process for me due to my feet, hips and back not cooperating. Someone wise (my daughter) told me that slow and steady wins the race. I’m 25lbs from my goal weight, I’m able to do real push-ups and have a heart full of inspiration.”
You know what they say: The road less traveled is never crowded.
Jen took a chance on herself and never looked back!
If you’re ready to take your own GOODBYE pictures and start the journey towards living a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle then fill out the application below to be considered for a spot in my next accountability group!